School forges links in China
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:37:00 GMT
The School of Applied Sciences in Huddersfield has been forging new links and partnerships in China. Dr Paul Elliott, acting Director for International Collaborations and Partnerships in the School, along with Tony Wong from the University’s International Office and Peter Chen (Head of the University of Huddersfield’s China office) travelled to Yangzhou and Guangzhou in China, to hold talks with several partner institutions in the country.
In Yangzhou, the Huddersfield team met with Professors Diao, Xue and Lv of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering to build upon and expand an already existing partnership. In their meetings, arrangements for student and staff exchanges, opportunities for Yangzhou students to carry out some of their studies in Huddersfield and strategic research collaborations in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering subjects were discussed.
The team then headed for Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, southern China, where they held talks with institutions including Guangdong Pharmaceutical University and others represented by the China Education Services Centre. Meeting with Professors He, Yang and You of the Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, the Huddersfield team held similar talks on opportunities for student and staff exchange for our respective Pharmaceutical Chemistry courses.
“It’s been a fantastically successful trip,” commented Dr Elliott on his return from the trip, “I’m looking forward to building upon these initial meetings and working with our friends in China to create successful and long lasting partnerships. Business and industry are now undeniably globalised multi-national environments. These collaborations will therefore be highly beneficial to our students and those of our Chinese partners as well as staff and researchers.”